This eclectic and romantic Lakeland barn is set in a pretty courtyard of cottages within over two acres of grounds, including a natural woodland and ponds in this picturesque and sleepy setting between Coniston Water and Lake Windermere, circumscribed by glorious open countryside. The upside down accommodation may be quirky, adorned in character yet is newly renovated and this old barn is simply contemporary throughout.
Steeped in history this once cobbled courtyard row of cottages has links to a nearby monastery. The secluded setting and tranquillity is immediately apparent on arrival. Scenic walks are in abundance straight from your doorstep and for the adventurous is nearby Grizedale Forest, set in the heart of the lakes and a must for all mountain bikers! Wildlife frequent the grounds of Abbots Reading and the beautiful deer are almost becoming tame. A host of great pubs and eateries are close by serving great food and real ales to temp you out.
If you are travelling to the Lake District with friends or extended family, but you would still like your own space, how about booking 2, 3 or all 4 of the Abbots Reading cottages. Abbots Reading Cottage, Abbots Reading Mews 1 and Abbots Reading Suite are also available. Even better you can receive the following multiple booking discounts:
5% discount for booking 2 properties
7.5% discount for booking 3 properties
10% discount for booking all 4 properties
To receive the discount, simply call us on 015394 88855 and book over the telephone.
Accommodation in detail
Park your vehicle and wander through the garden yet there are two entrances to this beautiful converted barn; via the courtyard or via the patio and original mounting steps. Entrance at the top floor and into the open plan living space; what a relaxing space with vaulted ceiling and original oak beams, unwind on the leather sofa and gaze over the courtyard to the countryside beyond. The kitchen is open plan to the living / dining area and has all you may need. Downstairs to the romantic double bedroom with glazed door to the courtyard and en-suite power shower over bath.
In over an acre of grounds surrounded by blissful scenery you could easily describe the setting here as secluded, yet only a few miles and you are at the very southern tip of Lake Windermere, close to the small hamlet of Lakeside and another wonderfully peaceful setting with both the Lakeside and Swan Hotels serving tempting distractions together with superb leisure club facilities. Lush green countryside, scattered with pretty tarns and embracing all the elegance of the lake and river shores.
Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly from Lakeside Pier, ferrying passengers the full length of the lake with stops at Bowness and Ambleside - two popular Lake District holiday destinations that you'll love to explore during your stay. Each has a wide range of shops and attractions, so why not do your shopping trip by boat?
Lakeside is home to two fantastic Lake District attractions; the freshwater Lakes Aquarium and one end of the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway - take a short trip on a traditional steam train. Historic sites such as Scott Park Bobbin Mill, Sizergh Castle, Levens Hall and Holker Hall & Gardens are all within easy reach by car, with no need to navigate through busy tourist areas.
To your north west, you'll approach the landscapes that famously inspired the children's author Beatrix Potter via peaceful country lanes. Her former home can be visited at Hill Top, in the small village of Near Sawrey. Only a mile or so further, and you'll reach the enchanting village of Hawkshead - a wonderful place to while away a day, exploring quaint cobbled streets and a blissfully car-free village centre.
1 Double bedroom
Luxurious Lakeland barn conversion
Simply gorgeous countryside setting
Set in over two acres of grounds with garden / patios and garden furniture
En-suite power shower over bath
Private parking space
Wi-Fi (due to area and the thickness of the walks this may not be as quick as you are used too)
Electric oven with halogen hob
Fridge with freezer compartment
Oil central heating